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You know it's almost the Holidays when Santa comes to town.  This past weekend, the annual Santa Claus Parade took place in downtown Toronto.  The man and I took this great opportunity to getting into festive mode.  Even though it was a beautiful day, it was still quite chilly, so I prepared myself with a chunky knit sweater and knee high boots with fleece inside.

Getting into the Festive Spirit | OOTD

November 16, 2015 • 0 comments
 photo Dior Holiday A State of Gold Diorific Nail Vernis
Happy Mani Monday!

Every year Dior brings out these little pots of "gold", otherwise known as the Diorific Nail Vernis (CA $33 / US $27), for the Holiday season.  I'm not exaggerating or anything when I said "gold" because when it comes to gold nails for the Holidays, Dior knows best what to do.

Nailed It with Dior A State of Gold Diorific Nail Vernis | Holiday 2015

November 9, 2015 • 0 comments
 photo Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit Holiday

Last year we went head over heels for the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes, which features all, but one (Dallas), of their then current line up of their box o' powder.  The kit was sold out so quickly last year, it has done so well that they're doing it again... but a little differently this year...

In the Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit (CA $54 / US $42), instead of BellaBamba, which sadly is no longer part of their box o' powder line up, they included the mini version of Watt's Up Highlighter, They're Real Mascara, and They're Real Push Up Liner, along with Dandelion, Rockateur, Sugarbomb, Hoola and Coralista.

Party On with Benefit Real Cheeky Party Blushing Beauty Kit | Holiday 2015

November 5, 2015 • 0 comments
 photo Sephora 20% off VIB Rouge Sale Shopping List

Happy November!

November is a month of no long weekends (in Canada), it's cold, it's soon to be the Holidays but not yet... Long story short, it's not the best month of the year... Except, it the month when Sephora holds its annual Holiday Sale!  Depending on your status, VIB or VIB Rouge (i.e. your degree of beauty/makeup addiction), you get a certain amount of discount during the sale off your entire purchase (in the past, it's 15% for VIB and 20% for VIB Rouge).  For VIB Rouge, it starts this coming Friday, November 6, 2015!!!

Every year I take this opportunity to stock up on my vanity staples, while also purchase a few things that I'd like to try.  It's also a great time to get the holiday gifts ready.  So let's go over my shopping list / wish list this year for things to restock, things to try, and things to gift... and don't be alarm it might be a bit long... lol

Things to restock...

 photo Sephora GLAMGLOW Stay Sexy Clearing Set
GLAMGLOW Stay Sexy Clearing Set (CA $76 / US $69)
Every year I would get their "Gift Sexy" kit, which usually does not have the full size Supermud, which is my fave.  But this year, they have this Stay Sex Clearing Set that features both Supermud and Supermud Cleanser, both of which I use religiously, so this seems like the perfect set for me.

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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (CA $60 / US $52)
I am currently 2/3 way into the Jumbo size.  It has been a staple in my routine for the past year and a half.  I can't see myself not using it, at least for the next year.  But I'm still debating if I should get the jumbo 2oz or just get the 1oz.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (CA $27 / US $21)
My brow routine staples, which I always have a backup or two.  It has a tiny retractable tip for detail work.  It also has the best spoolie brush for brows, which is better than any other stand-alone spoolie brush I've tried, for brows anyway.  The best thing about it is probably the colour match for me (I use Ebony), until I find a better match, I'll always be restocking it.

 photo Estee Lauder Little Black Primer
Estée Lauder Little Black Primer (CA $27 / US $24)
This is a life changing mascara.  It separates my lashes, thickens and lengthens my lashes, and stays on all day (and also makes other mascaras stay put).  I don't know what it is but the formula is quite different than anything else I've tried on the market.  I do like to pair it with another mascara to achieve the most fluttery lashes.

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Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara (CA $36 / US $28.50)
I haven't had this mascara for maybe a year, and I miss it.  It does a lot on its own, giving my lashes more volume and length.  But I'm very curious to see how well it works with the Little Black Primer.  Maybe it'll give me false lashes effect!

Sephora Holiday Sale 2015 Shopping List & Gift Ideas

November 3, 2015 • 0 comments
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My short vacation is officially over.  It's time to get back to the grind and catch up on life.  There were sniffles everywhere when I was in NYC, so I knew this would happen—I caught something :/.  Whilst fighting this cold, it seems like a good idea to talk a bit about the skincare I used during my New York trip.

What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag? | Part 2: Skincare | The Travel Chic

October 30, 2015 • 0 comments